Sohonet Acquires 5th Kind to Create Cloud Workflow Collaboration Hub for Film and Television Industry

We are thrilled to announce that Sohonet has acquired 5th Kind, a leading cloud-based video collaboration platform for the Film and TV production industry. This acquisition is a significant milestone for Sohonet as we work towards our mission of connecting Storytellers by innovating technologies to facilitate collaboration through a world-class managed service. We are excited to share with you how this will benefit you as our valued customer.

Over the last decade, 5th Kind has helped thousands of creatives streamline their workflows with a cloud-based asset management and discovery platform that enables key stakeholders to securely collaborate at a global scale, across the entire content lifecycle. This is why we believe that Sohonet and 5th Kind will complement each other and together provide an even better service for the Film and TV industry.

Sohonet is investing in the growth of collaboration services to better serve the changing and rapidly growing Film/ TV industry. Our industry-leading, real-time remote collaboration technology and world-class media network, combined with 5th Kind’s near-time dailies review functionality and its powerful asset workflow platform will provide a secure, integrated and scalable collaborative experience for filmmakers. The pairing will unlock significant opportunities for productions to reduce costs and timelines, especially as more creative workflows centralise assets and workflows in the cloud.

As we integrate 5th Kind capability more deeply into Sohonet, we are excited and energised about the opportunity to provide our connected Storytellers with the power of asset search, identification and workflow orchestration as they navigate and mitigate the complexity of today’s content creation workflows. This will enable you to work more efficiently and cost-effectively than ever before, with real-time collaboration between often geographically dispersed creative teams that is a critical success factor for driving efficiency and generating commercial returns.

We will integrate the 5th Kind brand and its operational footprint, and we plan to invest in 5th Kind services to enhance our product offerings. This means that we will be able to offer you the Production Asset Management tool and Dailies near-time collaboration tool that 5th Kind customers love. Additionally, we will work to integrate 5th Kind customers and provide a seamless customer experience for everyone.

This is an exciting moment in Sohonet’s growth, and we look forward to serving you with even greater solutions in the future. If you have any questions about this acquisition or our services, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

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